2018 Chevrolet Corvette

Starting Price: $57,485 | Price yours

Above Average: Raceworthy dynamic responses, mega muscle, aero efficient styling

Below Average: Restrictive rear view and rear quarter vision, seats for only two

Consensus: An American sports car for the world

 

2018 Chevrolet Camaro

Starting Price: $25,905 | Price yours

Above Average: Unique rendering of retro styling, outstanding chassis, multiple performance packages

Below Average: Exterior design limits driver sightlines, cramped rear seat

Consensus: Arguably the most athletic of the latter-day pony cars

 

Few cars have undergone more development over a longer period of time than the Corvette. Since its 1953 introduction it has always been a sports car, and its engineering team has worked continuously to make it more and more worthy of that designation. The current ’Vette ranks with the world’s most prestigious two-seaters, and the ZR1 is a paragon of power and aerodynamics. The handling is surgically precise, and promises to become even more so when a mid-engine Corvette makes its debut in 2019 as a 2020 model. A perennial favorite, the Camaro wraps an exceptionally rigid platform and multiple powertrain choices in a body shell that’s a contemporary interpretation of the 1960s muscle car. Like the Corvette, there are high-performance model options.

Chevrolet Corvette Advantages

The Corvette has styling that’s aerodynamically efficient and impossible to ignore, outstanding performance in all trims, and ZR1 has awesome supercar stats.

Chevrolet Camaro Advantages

The Camaro offers tastefully sinister pony car styling, decisive dynamics, and it’s more affordable than the Corvette. Also, a miniature rear seat is better than no rear seat at all.

Similarities

Corvette and Camaro both offer big power choices, and both are available as convertibles.

Final Recommendation

Alone among all American performance cars, the Corvette delivers world-class sports car performance in all trims, particularly in the latest ZR1. The Camaro family also includes formidable performance models, but its appeal goes beyond track potential to its wicked good looks and all-around athletics.

  2018 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Chevrolet Camaro
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 6.2-liter V8 2.0-liter I4
Horsepower 455 hp @ 6,000 rpm 275 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm 295 lb-ft @ 3,000-4,500 rpm
Transmission Manual 7-speed Manual 6-speed
Fuel Economy 19 mpg (16 city, 25 hwy) 23 mpg (20 city, 30 hwy)
Also Available 460-hp 6.2L V8; 650-hp 6.2L V8; 8-spd automatic 335-hp 3.6L V6, 455-hp 6.2L V8; 8-speed automatic
Specs    
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating Not rated 5 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 2 2+2
Wheelbase 106.7 inches 110.7 inches
Overall Length 176.9 inches 188.3 inches
Width 73.9 inches 74.7 inches
Height 48.8 inches 52.9 inches
Turning Diameter 37.7 ft 38.1 inches
Headroom, Front 38.0 inches 38.5 inches
Headroom, Rear N/A 36.6 inches
Legroom, Front 43.1 inches 43.9 inches
Legroom, Rear N/A 29.9 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 55.0 inches 56.3 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear N/A N/A
EPA Passenger Volume 52.0 cu. ft. 93.0 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 15.0 cu. ft. 9.1 cu. ft.
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